Saturday, June 20, 2009

Father's Day Tribute

Good morning! I hope you're having a great weekend so far! This month's Verve Project Parade theme is "It's a Guy Thing". I thought it was perfect timing for a Father's Day gift and for showcasing some of the new Verve stamps that Julee released last month.

My project is a gift that Sabrina and I will give Dan tomorrow for Father's Day. It's a desktop photo caddy that I picked up at Wal-Mart. It's designed for you to slip in 4" x 6" photos. I made four - 4" x 6" mini scrapbook pages. My pages couldn't be very bulky, so I had to keep my embellishments to a minimum and chose the thinnest paper from my stash. What is great about this gift is that you can make new pages and swap them out anytime in the future! For his gift, I chose 4 of my favorite photos from this year that show him being a good Daddy.

Side 1: I used Julee's Mojo Monday #90 sketch for this layout {also for side 3}. Ever since she was a baby, Sabrina would find comfort cuddling with her Daddy. Now that she's older, she doesn't like to cuddle as often, but when she does, he's always there for her. "#1 Dad" is from Dad's Day.

Side 2: A couple of years ago, Dan decided to train for his first Ironman triathlon. In April of last year, all of his dedication and training paid off as he participated in and finished his first Ironman. We are SO proud of him! We looked for a t-shirt for Sabrina, but by the time we got to the store, they were sold out. So, we came home and designed our own t-shirt and had it printed {which she proudly displays here}. "So proud" is from Father Figure and "Dad" is from Dad's Day. The tiny stars stamped in the corners {also on side 4} is from Swirly Stars.

Side 3: Sabrina has had gross motor delays all of her life and didn't walk on her own until she was 3 1/2 years old. We saw her progress from crawling to a walker to crutches to one crutch to finally walking on her own. This photo is a precious reminder that she was not always so steady on her feet and shows that her Daddy will always be there to hold her hand. "Best Dad Ever" is from Dad's Day.

Side 4: Sitting on Dad's lap and having a favorite book read is just one of the things Sabrina loves. The words from the Verve stamp set, Protector, perfectly summarize Dan's role as a Father.

If you're still with me, thanks for visiting!

Stamps: Dad's Day, Protector, Father Figure, Swirly Stars (Verve)
Cardstock: Chocolate, Colonial White (CTMH)
Patterned Paper: Good Times (CTMH)
Ink: Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink)
Supplies: Nestabilities - Circle, Inverted Scallop Circle, Star, Rectangle, Scallop Rectangle, Deckled Rectangle (Spellbinders); Swiss Dots embossing folder, Cuttlebug (Provo Craft); 1 1/2" circle punch (EK Success), Rhinestones, Foam Tape.